Category:  Microsoft

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Xbox Games With Gold Program For The Month of April

By Timmy Bergemann, April 2, 2014 0

Xbox’s “Games With Gold” program continues in April with two more free games for your collection. “Hitman: Absolution” ($20) will be free starting April 1 and ending April 15. The second game will be the XBLA game “Deadlight” ($15) and that will start April 16 and go to April 30.

A lot of people have been bummed out that these free games haven’t been very recent. Either it’s a game they played a long time ago or they just have no interest in a game that’s five years old. Well, both of these games were released in 2012. So it’s nice to see some more recent games make their way into this program. I, personally, can’t complain about a free game regardless of  how old it is. Unfortunately though, one of these games I already own.
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Phil Spencer Taking Over Xbox Division

By Ben Lamoreux, March 31, 2014 10

As one of his final executive decisions before his resignation, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer combined the Xbox division with the mobile phone and tablet division, making Julie Larsen-Green the new ‘Head of Devices.’ However, after Satya Nadella assumed control of the company, Larsen-Green was replaced by Stephen Elop. This was a cause for concern among some Xbox fans, as Elop has indicated in the past that he believes Microsoft should sell off the Xbox division.

Just a few short months later, leadership of the Xbox division has changed hands again. Nadella has decided to separate the Xbox and mobile divisions again, with Elop retaining control of Microsoft’s mobile platforms and Microsoft VP Phil Spencer assuming control of Xbox. This new arrangement sees the Xbox, Xbox Live, and Microsoft Studio Teams all combining under Spencer’s leadership.

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Metro Redux Confirmed For Xbox One and PS4

By Joel Palermo, March 31, 2014 0

Publisher Deep Silver has confirmed that the Metro series will be headed to current-gen consoles in the form of a project titled Metro Redux. 4A Games will continue to act as the games’ developer, with an official reveal before E3 this year, according to Deep Silver.

According to a leak from Italian site EveryEye, the game will include remastered versions of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, as well as the full round up of DLC for both games. The site also leaked images over the weekend, which have since been taken down. We’ll update you with more information regarding Metro Redux when it becomes available.
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No More Steam Plans for Halo Franchise

By Ryan Dinsdale, March 31, 2014 0

With Halo: Spartan Assault launching on Steam on April 4th, the franchise’s future on the platform may already be decided.

“We have no further ‘Halo’ releases on Steam planned at this time”, said a Microsoft spokesperson, meaning the upcoming title could be the first and last Steam will ever see.

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Alien: Isolation Set to Release Oct. 7

By Joel Palermo, March 29, 2014 9

Alien: Isolation, Creative Assembly’s homage to Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien, will launch on Oct. 7, the developer announced during a panel at EGX Rezzed in Birmingham, England today.

Pitted against a single, massive Xenomorph, Alien: Isolation will force players to outwit the game’s savage creature in order to survive as they traverse a gritty space station. Alien: Isolation will be released on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trademarked by Square Enix

By Joel Palermo, March 28, 2014 0

A trademark application has been filed by Square Enix for “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided,” an action recently revealed by a post on NeoGAF.

Eidos Montreal announced in October that it was beginning to work on the next installment in the Deus Ex series for PS4, Xbox One and PC and a casting call held later that month suggested that the game’s story will revolve around a 30-something-year-old Japanese man named Hiroshi Saito who works as an Illuminati Shadow Agent. Purportedly, he must infiltrate the Augmented Rights Coalition in order to take over as its leader.
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Titanfall Update Implements Bug Fixes and Balancing Adjustments

By Joel Palermo, March 23, 2014 0

Respawn Entertainment has rolled out an update for Titanfall this weekend on Xbox One and PC that fixes a variety of bugs and implements balancing adjustments pertaining to matches. The update started rolling out on Friday and should reached all players as of yesterday. View the full range of fixes and adjustments after the jump.
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Human Element Headed to Xbox One, PS4 and PC, Utilizes CryEngine

By Joel Palermo, March 23, 2014 2

Human Element – a game being spearheaded by former Call of Duty creative strategist Robert Bowling – is being developed for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game will utilize Crytek’s CryEngine, according to Bowling’s studio, Robotoki.
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Far Cry 4 Will be Set in the Himalayas, Includes Rideable Elephants

By Joel Palermo, March 22, 2014 7

Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4 will be set in the Himalayas and is expected to release before the end of March 2015, according to Eurogamer. Reportedly, the game is pegged to see an official reveal during Ubisoft’s annual press conference at E3 this year for PC, Xbox One and PS4. It has not yet been confirmed whether or not last-gen consoles will see a designated release.

Sources claim that Far Cry 4‘s gameplay will remain similar to that of Far Cry 3, relegating players to hunting wildlife and liberating outposts. Oh, and players will supposedly be able to ride elephants through the game’s setting, a new feature in the series apart from its drastic change in locale. Look for more on Far Cry 4 in the coming months.
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Titanfall on Xbox 360 Pushed Back to April 8

By Joel Palermo, March 19, 2014 3

The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall – being developed by Bluepoint Games – has been pushed back to April 8 from its intended March 25 release date, the game’s official site announced today. Make the jump to view the full statement from Respawn.
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Xbox Executive Marc Whitten Leaving Microsoft

By Joel Palermo, March 17, 2014 1

Microsoft has just announced that Chief Product Officer of Xbox Marc Whitten will be leaving the company after 14 years. Whitten will be joining wireless audio company Sonos. As a part of the Xbox team, he delivered three console generations – Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Xbox – while also being instrumental in building Xbox Live into a thriving online service. Read the full statement from Microsoft after the jump.
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Rumor: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Launching Early 2015

By Joel Palermo, March 17, 2014 0

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – the sequel to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – may be releasing in early 2015, according to the Ground Zeroes registration site.

Users who register Ground Zeroes online are prompted “to come back early 2015″ in order to claim their exclusive downloadable content for The Phantom Pain. Seeing as the DLC would end up proving useless without the actual game, it is likely that The Phantom Pain will see a release in early 2015. Make the jump to view the registration screen for Ground Zeroes.
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